in Nyarugenge District of Kigali, Rwanda
- Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
- -1.950 and 30.059 (Lat./Lng.)
- Coordinates by Time:
- S -1° 56' 59" and E 30° 3' 31"
- Currency and Currency Code:
- Franc - RWF
- Spoken languages:
- Kinyarwanda, English, French, Swahili
- Local electricity:
- 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
- Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
- 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
- Local Time: 10:05 AM (Tuesday)
- Timezone: Africa/Kigali
- UTC/GMT offset: 2 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 6:08 am and 6:18 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- 1.983 and -157.365 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
- Banana Village
- This place on Wikipedia
- This place on Geonames.org
Kigali in Nyarugenge District (Kigali) with it's 745,261 inhabitants is a city in Rwanda. It's the capital of this country.
Local time in Kigali is now 10:05 AM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Africa / Kigali with an UTC offset of 2 hours. We know of 8 airports in the vicinity of Kigali. The closest airport in Rwanda is Kigali International Airport in a distance of 6 mi (or 9 km), East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).
There are two Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site is Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda at a distance of 76 mi (or 123 km). If you need a place to sleep, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.
Depending on your travel schedule, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Gitarama, Byumba, Rwamagana, Nyanza and Kirundo. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.
Hotels and Places to Stay
Kigali Radisson Blu Hotel and Convention Centre
HOTEL DES MILLE COLLINES
Kigali Marriott Hotel
Galaxy Hotel Rwanda
KIGALI SERENA HOTEL
URBAN BY CITYBLUE KIGALI RWANDA
Kigali Park Inn by Radisson
CITYBLUE HOTEL AND SUITES EMBASSY ROW KI
Videos from this area
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Kigali Convention Center - Marketing Video
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Kigali Kung Fu (Agasobanuye)
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Doriane Kundwa is crowned Miss Rwanda 2015
Doriane Kundwa was crowned Miss Rwanda 2015 in front of an excited audience at the Kigali Serena Hotel on February 21.
Youth Connekt dialogue - Rwandan Youth Meet President Kagame- Kigali, 30 June 2013
Rwanda Trip to see the Gorrillas
We were lucky enough to go to Rwanda for a few days and it was an amazing experience!
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Attractions and noteworthy things
Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.
Kigali, with population of almost 1 million (2009), is the capital and largest city of Rwanda. It is situated near the geographic centre of the nation. The city has been the economic, cultural, and transport hub of Rwanda since it became capital at independence in 1962. The main residence and offices of the President of Rwanda are located in the city, as are the government ministries.
Geography of Rwanda
At 26,338 square kilometres, Rwanda is the world's 149th-largest country. It is comparable in size to Haiti or the state of Maryland in the United States. The entire country is at a high altitude: the lowest point is the Rusizi River at 950 metres above sea level. Rwanda is located in Central/Eastern Africa, and is bordered by the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, Uganda to the north, Tanzania to the east, and Burundi to the south.
Hôtel des Mille Collines
The Hôtel des Mille Collines is a large hotel in Kigali, Rwanda. It became famous after 1,268 people took refuge inside the building during the Rwandan Genocide of 1994. The story of the hotel and its manager at that time, Paul Rusesabagina, was used as the basis of the film Hotel Rwanda.
Amahoro Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Kigali City, Rwanda. It is the largest stadium in Rwanda and hosts football matches, concerts, and public events.
École Technique Officielle
The École Technique Officielle was a Salesian secondary school in Kigali, Rwanda. On April 11, 1994, during the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, over 2,000 Rwandans abandoned by the UN, in the school in which they set up base to supervise the peace between the Hutu and Tutsi, were murdered by extremist militia. This event is the subject of the movie Shooting Dogs by Michael Caton-Jones.
Kamonyi is a district (akarere) in Southern Province, Rwanda. Its capital is Kamonyi, also sometimes known as Rukoma.
Gasabo is a district (akarere) in Kigali Province, Rwanda. Its capital is Ndera, a village on the outskirts of the Kigali urban area. The district also includes large areas of the city itself, including Kacyiru, Remera, Nyarutarama and Kimihurura. Gasabo is the location of the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Site, the burial place of approximately 300,000 victims of the Rwandan genocide.
Nyarugenge is a district (akarere) in Kigali Province, Rwanda. It is based around the city centre of Kigali (which is actually towards the west of the urban area and the province), and contains most of the city's businesses.
Stade Régional Nyamirambo
Nyamirambo Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Kigali City, Rwanda. It is currently used mostly for football matches. It has an artificial pitch surface
Muhima Hospital (Hôpital Muhima) is a hospital in Kigali, Rwanda.
Kigali International Community School
Kigali International Community School [KICS KICS] is a Christian, non-profit school, founded in 2006, which offers an educational program from kindergarten through grade 12. While prioritizing placement for children of missionaries and Christian cross-cultural workers, KICS affords children of all nationalities an education similar to that offered by schools in the USA. Kigali International Community School is located at Caisse Sociale Estates, Gaculiro, BP 6558, Kigali, Rwanda.
Sainte-Famille Church (Holy Family Church) is a Catholic church in Kiyovu, downtown Kigali, in Rwanda. It is located on a hill, close to the commercial district of Ruhenge. Sainte-Famille Church was the scene of killings during the genocide in April 1994.
The Akanyaru River is the main tributary of the Nyabarongo River. It rises in the western highlands of Rwanda and Burundi, flows east and then north along the border between those countries before joining the Nyabarongo River. The lower stretches contain important but unprotected wetlands, which are under threat from human activity.
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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Kigale, ኪጋሊ, كيغالي, Kiqali, Горад Кігалі, Кигали, ཀི་ག་ལི།, کیگالی, Kigali, Κιγκάλι, Kigalo, Kigaly, קיגאלי, Կիգալի, KGL, Kígalí, キガリ, კიგალი, 키갈리, Kigalis, किगाली, ਕਿਗਾਲੀ, කිගාලි, கிகாலி, คิกาลี, Кігалі, 吉佳利